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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 4, 2010 10:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Ironic...

I think he's referring to the lawsuits. As far as I know, nobody has gotten sued over SBD recordings downloaded from the internet.

The Grateful Dead turned a blind eye to sharing of SBD recordings for many years because they were available only within close trading circles.

Since all these recordings became available on the internet the close trading circles were no longer necessary... anyone could download any show!

That sounds like the ideal world right? All of this magical music available for anyone, for free! Bliss!

The Dead got smart and business-like and decided to take control of their assets so that they could maybe leave an inheritance to their children? Is that so wrong?

Anyone with the desire can still acquire most any recording by tapping into one of the many close trading circles online. When there's a will there's a way.